GENIUS INCUBATOR presents the much awaited VC Summit on December 2013.
When: 3:00pm to 5:30pm 9th Dec 2013
What: Keynote by VC and a panel discussion with investors representing four different early stage venture capital firms: with successful portfolio companies such as Soundcloud, YPlan etc.
Where: Google Campus, 4-5 Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4BX.
Featuring: Amadeus Capital, Wellington Partners, Delta Capital, Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures
Book your place now! Register today at: http://vcsummitdecember2013.eventbrite.com
Email your pitches now to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a pitch to the VCs!
Christian Thaler-Wolski , Principal Wellington Partners
Wellington Partners is one of the oldest and largest VCs in Germany, with previous investments including Xing, ImmobilienScout and the Samwer brothers’ Alando. Now, the firm is broadening its reach to become a pan-European VC for internet and digital startups.
Wellington Partners' most recent fund is from 2008 – a €265m fund. In addition to early stage investments, Wellington has done a few growth investments out of that fund– that is, investments of €10-15m. Wellington Partners have over $1bn under management and are actively investing, predominantly in early-stage companies.
Many of the big German brand names were funded by Wellington Partners – companies such as Immobilienscout, Xing and Alando, which was acquired by eBay, for example. About seven years ago, we internationalised the partnership and opened an office in London. We are a pan-European VC now and investors in Spotify, Hailo, YPlan, EyeEm and other great companies. We like to invest in startups that come out of Europe and have global ambitions.
Christian's first taste of startup life was when he joined CareerConcept, a student loan vendor, as the director of business development. Working at CareerConcept gave him his first exposure to VC, which he found exciting. He joined Target Partners briefly and then moved to Wellington Partners three and a half years ago. Yplan also featured at the panel is one of his investmets.
Wellington Partners, Oracle Corporation
Hailo, EyeEm, Readmill, eWise, YPlan, Artfinder, BonusBox, Proximic, Semasio GmbH, eduvee
Christian helps entrepreneurs to structure pricing models, build sales teams, integrate sales channels as well as develop sales strategies, methodologies, and metrics. He spent 5 years in product sales and key account management at ORACLE, the global leader in enterprise software.
B2B Sales, Growth Management, Investment Stategy
What Christian's Looking For
Technical skills in the founder team
Analytics, Big data, Business Services, Enterprise Software, Mobile, Predictive Analytics,
Berlin, Budapest, Krakow, London, Munich,Prague, Riga, Stockholm, Tallinn, Vilnius
Nigel Grierson, Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures
Nigel Grierson co-founded the Doughty Hanson Technology Fund in 2000 and currently serves as co-Managing Director. His specific areas of expertise include financial venture investment, high technology marketing and organisation development.
Previously, Nigel was the Group Director for Intel Capital Europe, managing a team responsible for making strategic equity investments and developing new business opportunities throughout Europe. He and the team together originated and invested in over 35 technology start-up companies, many of which became substantial public companies. Nigel has also worked at AT&T in the Communications Product Division leading a team developing high performance silicon processors.
Nigel delivers a number of career development courses for the European Venture Capital Association.
John Kenny, Delta Partners
John Kenny joined Delta's London office in 2008. He focuses primarily on ICT opportunities in the UK, however occasionally leverages his background to work on healthcare related deals.
John started his venture career in 1999 with Great Hill Partners in Boston, before joining Delta Partners for the first time as a Dublin-based Associate in 2001. After two years with Delta, John moved back to the USA for business school, and upon graduation joined Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in their Strategic Planning and Portfolio Management group, where he remained until rejoining Delta in 2008. John sits on the board of Betapond.
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Look out for Genius Incubator's 1 day Accelerator Bootcamp in December offering innovative startups 30 minute one to one consulations for Business Plan Reviews, Investment Readiness, IP strategy consultation, Commercialisation Strategy Review, Gap Filling, SEIS qualification etc with patent attorneys, qualified accountants, Non-exec Directors of Fortune 1000 companies. In a nutshell, discussions with the experts would bring you the results you would otherwise achieve in several months or even a year or two, no matter where you are in your startup journey!
Email your pitch to email@example.com to apply for the 1 Day Accelerator program. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application.In association with service providers in various categories such as Accountacy & legal, IP attorney firms.
If you are investment ready, we can arrange a private pitch to the VCs. Genius Incubator helps companies raise capital. Email your pitch to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for the vc pitches.
If you just want to see the VCs in action, book a place at http://vcsummitdecember2013.eventbrite.com. See you on December 9th!